DME/ VOR systems replacement and modernization

Led by DFS (2016 - 2024)

Cooperation initiative between DFS and LVNL.

Sites involved

ACC/UAC : Bremen, Karlsruhe, Langen, Munich, Amsterdam

Project description

The main objective is to further harmonize technical specifications of air navigation systems within core Europe and to operate these systems more cost-efficiently. By increasing the number of systems to be purchased, discount rates from system manufacturers are being expected, which will result in lower annual depreciation cost after start of operation. Thus, DFS and LVNL joined for this common activity.
DFS will procure 13 VOR in Phase I of the project up to 2020, which will be installed and operated all over Germany. In Phase II (2021 to 2024), the project will focus on an infrastructure optimization by reducing the total number of VOR systems and thus, DFS will order less than 13 further VOR in Phase II.
DFS will procure 16 DME, which will be installed and operated all over Germany. Both types of DME – en-route DME and airport DME, supporting ILS installations – will be replaced.

Implementation Steps

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Start of operation01/201712/2024DFS